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See how the street play movement is growing across the UK

We’re adding a pin for every area where parents, residents, a community organisation or the council (and ideally, all of them together) are starting to change things for children through play streets and related ideas. The movement is growing! See what’s happening near you and tell us if there’s anything to add. If you’re interested in starting a play street or in any other action to support children playing out, do get in touch – we can help.

 

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What’s happening in West Sussex?

There has been a lot of street play activity in three districts of West Sussex; Adur and Worthing where 15 or so streets have held playing out sessions, Mid Sussex and Chichester.

If you are interested in getting street play in Adur and Worthing, then you could join the local facebook group or visit their playing out page.

If you live in one of the other districts of West Sussex, and are interested in starting playing out sessions where you live, we would suggest that you get in touch with the officer at your district council who deals with street parties via the following:

Arun District Council

Phone: 01903 737858

Email: events@arun.gov.uk

Arun District information about how to put on an event is here.

Chichester District Council

       Chichester District Council is actively supporting street play. You can apply here. 

       Chichester also has its own page in this directory.

Crawley Borough Council

Phone: 01293 438000

Email: comments@crawley.gov.uk

Horsham District Council

Phone: 01403 215139

Email: andy.flack@horsham.gov.uk

Mid Sussex District Council

        Actively supporting street play.

Phone: 01444 477305

Email: stuart.brown@midsussex.gov.uk

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